Throw Kindness Like Confetti
I challenge you to look for the beauty in others and go out of your way and comfort zone to say something nice to other people this week. Think of ways you can pay someone a compliment. It can be a friend or family member or just a stranger at a grocery store or park.
You have beautiful hair
I like your smile
Your eyes sparkle
You are a great waiter
You are really good at what you do
Your boss is lucky to have you working here
Thank you for your kindness
I love your outfit
That color is beautiful on you
You are such a great friend
You inspire me
I am blessed you are in my life
I am so happy I married you (for those of you that are married)
I'm thankful you are my child
Below is a little story about a recent compliment somebody gave me. Her kindness inspired me to write this!
I have always been self conscious about my skinny legs. In high school, I was called ‘stick’, ‘twig’, ‘skinny mini’, ‘weak’ and people asked, “Why are you so frail? Go and eat a burger.” These words hurt and gave me limiting beliefs about myself and made me embarrassed about my body. I would wear pants when it was hot just to cover up my skinny legs. I would wear really baggy socks and bunch them up super thick around my ankles just to try to cover them up. People make fun of those that are overweight and those that are under weight. It still hurts and we carry some of that with us throughout our lives. I have been small my whole life. It actually runs in my family and my Grandma Berniece always told me that she never weighed over 100 lbs unless she was pregnant. The same went for me.
Now, I am a healthy version of what I was in high school but I still have skinny legs and sometimes those hurtful words come back to haunt me… even still today! Just this past week after a kick boxing class at the gym, another gal that I met a few months ago named Natalie (great name) came up to me and said, “You have great legs.” Know what?… SHE MADE MY MONTH. Years and years of being self conscious about my skinny legs and she told me they were nice! It took her 3 seconds of kindness to change the way I look at myself. What can you do or say to put a smile on someone’s face or change the way they feel? I can’t wait to hear the difference you made for someone this week. It takes seconds of kindness to alter the way others feel. Who can you impact?
Please share your story of how you threw kindness like confetti and I will be picking one person to win a bottle of the Uplifting Blend! This is a wonderful mix of some of my favorite citrus and spice essential oils. Featuring Wild Orange, Cinnamon Bark, and Star Anise. It smells amazing and will spread a little extra cheer in your home too.
Go make a difference!
*above photo came from a canvas photo from Hobby Lobby & Below photo is from butteriesandpepples.